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    Terry
    Member

    Hi,My membership’s up for renewal in a couple of six sigma organizations. I’m not sure I’m getting the most bang for my membership buck with one of them. I’d appreciate hearing from others which professional organizations they belong to and/or would recommend. Thanks for any advice or feedback.Terry

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    #90515

    Cannizzo
    Participant

    That’s an interesting question that’s been on the discussion list lately at my employer.
    I cannot say that I’ve been getting anything out of any of them — being a Six Sigma professional (not a quality professional). Having said that, the big one (you know which one, the 100 year old one) is one that I’ll probably stick with at least another year until I move back into a business role from Six Sigma.
    The other one (I think you know which one) I won’t renew. No benefit that I can justify to anyone.
    Really, the only resources I use are this site (hey iSixSigma, when are you going to do a membership…I’d join that!) and the magazine that ASQ (whoops) puts out.
    Do you feel the same way?
    –Carol

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    #90519

    Terry
    Member

    That’s pretty much the way I feel. I’m currently studying for the ASQ Black Belt exam and was thinking about investigating membership in the American Statistical Association to see if that would be worthwhile and would advance my studies/knowledge.I do belong to the Academy of Management so that I can keep up with the latest in management theory, etc. I’ve found that to be great value for money. There is some discussion of quality, six sigma, etc., but it is definitely not a primary focus.Thanks for the feedback.Terry

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    #90520

    Cannizzo
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip on the Academy of Management. I’ve never heard of them before, but I’m one of those people that always reads the latest management books. I’ll definitely check them out.
    –Carol

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    #90533

    Anna O’Connell
    Participant

    Hi Terry-
    Here’s my $0.02 for what it’s worth to you. I’m formally trained as an engineer, I’m female, and work almost exclusively in manufacturing organizations, often automotive ones, so right now my membership dollars go to:
    Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and ASQ.  I have in the past been a member of the American Management Association, when I was using their course on Project Management.(And I was a student member while in B-school.)  
    Oh, and I maintain my PE license in my home state; the fee for that is due every other year and just went up by 50% (budget crunch doncha know!). But I haven’t joined NSPE, because I don’t like how they are campaigning for a “Bar Association” type of requirement for engineers. If I was traveling / consulting in more locations, I’d have the license reciprocity for other states to worry about too.
    I’ve been solicited by 3-5 Six Sigma specific organizations, but none of them looked worth it to me.
    Anna O’C
     

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    #90540

    milind
    Participant

    Can any body guide me on ASQ exam.I am interested in it
    Regards
    Milind
     

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    #90551

    Ron
    Member

    Ask what you are receiving for being a member. My guess is you are giving more than receiving so the answer is obvious.
     
    This forum is about a good as it gets in my view.

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